Athens Fire and Rescue Station No. 1
is in possession of a mysterious guitar


Someone left the custom made electric guitar at the station on Monday night with a note thanking the department for all it does for the community. The note was not signed. Surveillance footage shows a man in a white car leaving a package, but the footage of the man is not good enough to identify him. Firefighters found the package Tuesday morning.

Firefighter Tommy Lewis has played the guitar, which is cut in the shape of the departmentís emblem. Lewis said it is a well made guitar and has a good sound.

Deputy Fire Chief Bryan Thornton said the guitar will remain at Station 1 at Washington and Hine streets. He said the firefighters would like to thank the man who made the guitar if they could find out his identity.

Holly Hollman
Grant Coordinator/Communications Specialist
City of Athens, Alabama
February 9th, 2012